Wii Sports (universe)
The Wii Sports universe (Wii スポーツ, Wii Sports) refers to the collection of stages and other properties that hail from the Wii Sports series of games.
For the release of the Wii near the end of 2006, Nintendo placed the system's focus on reaching out to demographics that do not usually play video games, and Wii Sports was designed with this aim in mind by being simple and accessible enough that both first-time and long-time video game players could interact relatively equally. This game was first released in November of 2006, as a launch title bundled with the Wii. It consisted of five sports games (tennis, bowling, boxing, golf, and baseball). Players used Miis that they created on the Wii's Mii Channel in these games, and each individual Mii kept their own records as save data. As the gameplay was very simple to get into and players became active while playing, Wii Sports became fairly popular in places that video games would not normally be seen, most notably hospitals and nursing homes. In addition to this, the game has also seen use as a method of physical therapy for those recovering from strokes and injuries. Due to its accessibility and the fact that it was bundled as a pack-in game with every Wii until 2011, Wii Sports went on to become the best-selling video game for a single console of all time, beating the previous record holder Super Mario Bros. at around 82 million copies.
It later received a sequel, Wii Sports Resort, released in 2009. This sequel also served as the debut for the Wii MotionPlus add-on for the Wii Remote. Including 10 new sports (swordplay, wakeboarding, frisbee, archery, basketball, table tennis, air sports, power cruising, canoeing and cycling) alongside retaining bowling and golf from its predecessor, Wii Sports Resort enjoyed similar success to its predecessor, going on to sell around 32 million copies, and ranks third in best selling Wii games, behind the original Wii Sports and Mario Kart Wii. In 2013, Wii Sports was remade in HD as Wii Sports Club on the Wii U; however, this remake was eShop exclusive, and was free to download but required players to rent sports for a small fee in order to play them. This remake featured online multiplayer, allowing users to play with other Wii U console owners who had the sport in question. In addition, players could join clubs, allowing groups of players to compete with other players online. It was released in disc form in 2014, removing the need for passes in order to rent a sport. After going dormant for several years, the series suddenly returned on the February 9th, 2022 Nintendo Direct presentation as Nintendo Switch Sports, with a planned release date of April 29th.
The Wii Sports universe receives a stage, four songs, and three trophies only in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Four new tracks have been added to the universe, in addition to Opening Theme / Select (Wii Sports) from Brawl.
A vehicle that speeds across the waves like a marine motorbike. The handlebars you use to control its direction and speed are a lot like a motorbike's too. In Wii Sports Resort, you use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to mimic these handlebars. All that's missing are waves splashing against your face!
A vehicle that speeds across the waves like a marine motorbike. The handlebars you use to control its direction and speed are a lot like a motorbike's, too. In Wii Sports Resort, you use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to mimic these handlebars, for an experience so authentic you might just feel the waves crashing around you!
Instead of a Wii Remote, imagine you're holding a throwing disc in your hand. Swing it just like you would a real disc, and watch it fly across the beautiful beach. In this disc-throwing game, a pup will play fetch! That adorable look on its face as it catches the disc is almost more than we can handle!
Hold the Wii Remote tight, then flick it as though you were actually throwing a Frisbee. As it glides across the beach's beautiful white sands, your lovable canine pal here will bound along after it. Just be sure to concentrate before you throw, or you'll disappoint your dog!
The tropical island from Wii Sports Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a few sporting activities. Go on a close tour of it by selecting the Wuhu Island stage, or get a bird's-eye view of the island with the Pilotwings stage. Just don't get too awestruck—with the stage constantly changing under your feet, you can't afford to lose focus!
The Wii Sports universe has brought back content previously added in Smash 4, along with new contents from the then latest title, Wii Sports Club.
Four new tracks have been added to the universe, and all previous themes except Opening Theme (Wii Sports) return.
The Wii Sports universe received 2 new remixes.
Games with elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series
The Wii Sports universe has games represented throughout the Super Smash Bros. series with a total of 3 games. The latest game represented in this universe is Wii Sports Club, released on July 11, 2014.